Roku launches Roku TV
Roku took time today at CES 2014 to announce their new Roku TV, and yes its an actual TV.
The basic concept is that Roku felt smart TV’s were becoming cluttered with poor UI design and lacked the simplicity that Roku has successfully deployed in their set top box units.
To manufacture and distribute Roku TV, Roku is working with top global TV manufacturers including TCL and Hisense. Together TCL and Hisense shipped 21 million TVs in 2012, accounting for nine percent of the world TV market. Roku TV models ranging from 32 to 55 inches will be available in major retail stores starting this fall.
While this is exciting news its unlikely we will see a Roku TV downunder for sometime, unless of course you know someone with extra luggage space on a return flight from the USA.